Eugene Robinson muses on the “light-skinned” part of Harry Reid’s remark, writing: “Color bias has always existed in this country. We don’t talk about it because we think of color as subordinate to racial identification.” Robinson argues that the one-drop rule has, overall, been good for black interests — because it forced a unified black Read More

How does it feel to live in Kobe’s world? And without any further delay, your reading material from the weekend: 1. William G. Bowen, who served as the president of Princeton from 1972 (Sonia Sotomayor’s freshman year) to 1988, is also one of the most outspoken supporters of affirmative action policies in higher education. “One Read More

Obama says he’s ready for a fight to push his $3.5-trillion budget proposal through Congress. Ugh. The economy shrank by 6.2 percent in the fourth quarter, which was worse than anyone predicted.  The Dow slipped below 7000 for the first time in 12 years. AIG, the world’s largest insurer, just posted a $62 billion dollars Read More